Usf Athletics today announced Pat Moorer as head strength and conditioning coach. Moorer will oversee the USF Athletics strength and conditioning staff and programs for all USF teams as well as directly develop and implement strength and conditioning for the Bulls’ football program.
Entering his 26th year in collegiate coaching, Moorer spent the previous seven seasons as head strength and conditioning coach on USF head football coach Charlie Strong’s staffs at Texas (2014-16) and Louisville (2010-13). Moorer and Strong were first part of the same program in 1988, when Moorer played linebacker and Strong served as outside linebackers coach at the University of Florida.
A native of Pensacola, Fla., Moorer played inside linebacker for four seasons at Florida, the last two of which overlapped with Strong’s second tenure on the UF staff. At UF, Moorer went from a walk-on to become the 1986 SEC Freshman of the Year. He led UF in tackles in 1988-89, served as team captain as a senior and played in three bowl games. Moorer went on to play linebacker for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers in 1990 before playing for the Frankfurt Galaxy (1991-92) of the World Professional League (later NFL Europe).
Moorer began his coaching career as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Florida (1992-94) before being promoted to coordinator of strength and conditioning at UF (1995-96), his time overlapping with three seasons of Strong’s third tenure on the Florida coaching staff.
Moorer went on to serve as director of strength and conditioning at Illinois (1997-98) before reuniting with Strong at South Carolina in 1999. Moorer was director of strength and conditioning at South Carolina from 1999-2009, overlapping with a four-year period in which Strong served as the Gamecocks’ defensive coordinator (1999-2002). At USC, Moorer managed four strength facilities and eight coaches.
Moorer was presented with the certification of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association in 2006, the highest honor that can be achieved in the profession. He also served as the personal trainer to former Florida running back Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher.
Moorer trained three Louisville players selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft and had 16 Longhorn players either selected in the NFL Draft or signed as free agents during his first two seasons at Texas. Moorer earned a bachelor of science degree in health and human performance from Florida in 1992 and is a 2001 graduate of the Sports Management Institute. A graduate of Escambia High School, Moorer and his wife, Sharon, have two sons, Patrick II and Kaleb Ivan, and a daughter, Nina Rae.
Season ticket deposits for the 2017 season start at $50 per seat and can be placed at USFBullsTix.com. The Bulls will play seven home games in Raymond James Stadium in 2017, hosting notable games vs. Illinois, Houston, Temple, Tulsa and Cincinnati.
Via USF Athletics
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